Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review, Discount Code, Free Gift & Giveaway: Blue Oak Valley's Felicity Range - (Part 2: Exfoliating Face Scrub)

This is Part 2: Exfoliating Face Scrub of the Blue Oak Valley's Felicity Skin Care Range (you can click to view Part 1: Daily Face Care)

EXFOLIATING FACE SCRUB

Ingredients
Aqua, witch hazel*, calendula, xanthan gum, Vitamin E*, burdock*, walnut extracts*, aloe barbadensis*, lavender*, essential oil* (*CERTIFIED ORGANIC).

Net Wt.: 30 g

PACKAGING and FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Packaging wise is as elegant as the Daily Face Care range as it comes in a classy glass tub with a golden screw cap. Very elegant indeed. 
Words are printed bold and clear on the packaging paper like the others.

But the thing to note is that because it comes in a glass tub, it is not travel-friendly. In order to bring it along for my travels, I needed to transfer a little into another plastic bottle for more convenience.



WHY NEED TO EXFOLIATE?

Age slows the process of skin cells growing, dividing and flaking off causing build-up resulting in uneven complexion, wrinkles and clogged pores. Signs of cellular build-up are a dull lifeless complexion, noticeable fine lines and wrinkles and blemishes.
Exfoliation helps prevent fine lines, wrinkles and increases cellular renewal.

Benefits of Exfoliation:
  • Removes dead skin cells promoting hydration
  • Unclogs pores
  • Evens skin tones and lightens pigmentation
  • Better penetration of other skin treatment products
  • Reduces aging signs - softer, smoother skin texture
In other words, exfoliate to help your skin glow. You can buff off dead skin cells gently with a soft washcloth, spinning brush, or scrubs with synthetic beads.


FEATURES

The moment I opened up the tub, I was surprised. Surprised because the content does not look like all my other scrubs. Instead of having the usual granules mix with soap kinda scrub, this one comes without the soap and just the scrub - which to me means you get more scrub (less soap) and more value for money.

The scrub is made with the best of plants derived naturally in their optimal concentration, and it looks like some herbs, and even smell like herbs. But those nice-smelling herbs kinda scent.
It has a raw scent like it was just being formulated there and then.

So what you need to do is to pour a small amount of face exfoliant onto your palm. Add a few drops of cleanser and water, lather and massage onto face in a circular motion. Then rinse with water and follow with toner.


Before using BOV, my face has clogged pores, which leads to those tiny little white heads all over my face. No matter how much I washed it off, I can't seem to cleanse it off. Now I know that these white heads can only be scrubbed off. I scrubbed my face more often now, about twice a week and I could  see and feel a difference. No more white heads stuck underneath my fingernails when I lightly 'scratched' my face. It feels clean. Not just surface clean, but clean from within

So this product removes dirt, debris and toxins as claimed, while rejuvenating and exfoliating skin.
As I mentioned in the previous post on the use of moisturizer, once I scrubbed more often initially with this, my skin was able to absorb the moisturizer much more well.

Not sure if it makes my skin more radiant (I've never had radiant skin), but it definitely make it more smoother and soft and I hope in time to come, more even toned.

So this exfoliating face scrub worked miracles for me. My favourite exfoliating scrub ever!



GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

I am pleased to announce that Blue Oak Valley is sponsoring 1 tub of Exfoliating Face Scrub (30g) to a lucky winner!
Win for yourself, or maybe for your friend. :)



HOW TO JOIN
All you need to do is just Like Shu-Yin's Sactuary's Facebook Page, and also Like Blue Oak Valley's Facebook Page and leave a comment in this blog post. It is this easy.
Please leave an email address for me to contact you.

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!
Giveaway ends on 14th November 2013 (Thursday) 11.59pm Malaysian time.

The winner will be chosen randomly on 15th November 2013 and will be posted in this post and will be contacted via email. If no reply from the winner within 48 hours, then I will announce for a new winner.



TO PURCHASE WITH DISCOUNT CODE (ONLINE STORE ONLY)

More good news! Thanks to Blue Oak Valley, you get:

- 25% off STOREWIDE
at Blue Oak Valley website for ~2 months (until 31 Dec 2013) using discount code 'SHUYIN25',
- and after that will be 15% off STOREWIDE  for a further 6 months (until 30 Jun 2014) using discount code 'SHUYIN15'.
- Only applicable for online sales.



FREE GIFT with purchase


Reader who purchases any 2 or more of BOV products will get a FRUIT MASK ORGANICS worth RM158 for FREE until 31st Dec 2013! (Yes, on top of the 25% or 15% discount!)



TO PURCHASE AT RETAILER


If you wish to see and hold (and smell!) the products before you make a purchase, BOV products are also available in stores.
And here is the link to the list of retailers.

And special mention to the retailer Fabulous Mom which has nationwide stores, and Twins Baby as there is a Twins Baby store in Penang located in Jln Masjid Negeri (somewhere opposite Convent Green Lane). So for you Penang readers, you can drop by there!
(**pls take note that they may not have the full range of BOV products on display)




WINNER(S) ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway.
The winner of the Blue Oak Valley's Lilly Range Set is Ng Le Shin! Congratulations! 

You should have received an email from me on how to collect the prize(s).





If you wish to know more on the addresses of these retailers, or if you have any other questions or enquiries, you can send an email to enquiry@blueoakvalley.com

For more info, you can also visit Blue Oak Valley website or their Facebook page.



* Disclosure: I received the Exfoliating Face Scrub (30g), for review purpose, but no monetary incentive was received. All text and opinions are of my own and represents my honest opinion of the product(s).

12 comments:

Shu-Wen said...

Liked both pages, now I just need the luck to win! shuwen.abels[@]gmail.com

Josie said...

So tempted to give the scrub a try!! :) josieteh@gmail.com

Thank you for the chance!

Ng Le Shin said...

Nice!
leshin_88@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance!! swithua@gmail.com

JayTeeZeHang said...

Seems so so nice! So tempted to try out this great scrub! yorktee@gmail.com

Thank you for the chance!

win lyn said...

The scrub looks and sounds amazing. I would really love to try it out.

Email: winlyn99@gmail.com
Facebook name: Li Na
I have liked both Facebook pages.

Thank you for the great giveaway :)

Jesslyn said...

Hi Shu Yin,

I would love to try out this great product. I've been very careful in selecting face scrub after my bad experience with one that made my face hot and reddish...(scary)

Cheers,

Huey said...

I almost never finish using scrub that I bought before - mostly because I'm lazy? But I have been thinking about using scrub again and would want to give this a try!

chunhuey01@gmail.com

Ching Ling Soo said...

Sounds interesting!!! I am going to give it a try!

Ching Ling Soo said...

Sounds interesting!!! I am going to give it a try!

lingsoo@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i wish to win too.

cts@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

It looks like something that my sis love. I want to win for her. Thanks.

Sherlyn
sherlyn00@yahoo.com

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